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2018

The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Havana by Camila Cabello Featuring Young Thug. They Remain, directed by Philip Gelatt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2018. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 2018.

2016

The US president was Barack Obama (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to Sorry by Justin Bieber. The Choice, directed by Ross Katz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 2016.

2015

Home Sweet Hell directed by Anthony Burns was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 2015.

2014

Barefoot directed by Andrew Fleming was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 2014.

2012

The Samaritan directed by David Weaver was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 2012.

2011

A Little Bit of Heaven directed by Nicole Kassell was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 2011.

2010

Valentine's Day directed by Garry Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 2010.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In UK Now You're Gone by Basshunter featuring DJ Mental Theo's Bazzheadz was in the top 5 hits. The Hottie & the Nottie, directed by Tom Putnam, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 2008.

2007

Prey directed by Darrell Roodt was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 2007.

2006

Famous people born on this day include Shane Blanchard. In UK That's My Goal by Shayne Ward was in the top 5 hits. Firewall, directed by Richard Loncraine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006. At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 2006.

2004

50 First Dates directed by Peter Segal was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 2004.

2003

I'm Not Scared directed by Gabriele Salvatores was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 2003.

2002

Collateral Damage directed by Andrew Davis was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 2002.

2001

Valentine directed by Jamie Blanks was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In that special week people in US were listening to I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden. Above the Law, directed by Andrew Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Saving Faith by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 2000.

1999

Payback directed by Brian Helgeland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Almer Cason. In UK Never Ever by All Saints was in the top 5 hits. The Man in the Iron Mask, directed by William Richert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. The Winner by David Baldacci was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Nick Medina. In UK Professional Widow (It's Got To Be Big) by Tori Amos was in the top 5 hits. Absolute Power, directed by Clint Eastwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. A Reporter's Life by Walter Cronkite was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Joel Courtney. In UK Earth Song by Michael Jackson was in the top 5 hits. White Squall, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Logan Butler. In UK Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex was in the top 5 hits. Project: Metalbeast, directed by Alessandro De Gaetano, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Kenneth Zohore. In UK Twist And Shout by Chaka Demus & Pliers featuring Jack Radics & Taxi Gang was in the top 5 hits. Sirens, directed by John Duigan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Mr. Murder by Dean Koontz was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1994.

1993

The Vanishing directed by George Sluizer was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tyler Seguin. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Medicine Man, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1992.

1991

Famous people born on this day include Amy Jackson. In that special week people in US were listening to The First Time by Surface. Operation Condor, directed by Jackie Chan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. The New Russians by Hedrick Smith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Cro (singer). In that special week people in US were listening to How Am I Supposed To Live Without You by Michael Bolton. Grand Slam, directed by Giuliano Montaldo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1990.

1989

True Love directed by Nancy Savoca was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dylan Scott. In that special week people in US were listening to Need You Tonight by INXS. Cop, directed by James B. Harris, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Time Flies by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Marcus Mumford. In that special week people in US were listening to At This Moment (Live) by Billy Vera. Beyond Therapy, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Fatherhood by Bill Cosby was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Pauline Parmentier. In that special week people in US were listening to That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends. Lady Jane, directed by Trevor Nunn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. London Match by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Grégory Baugé. In UK I Want To Know What Love Is by Foreigner was in the top 5 hits. Mischief, directed by Mel Damski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Wariner. In that special week people in US were listening to Owner Of A Lonely Heart by Yes. Reckless, directed by James Foley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Changes by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Keen'V . In UK You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins was in the top 5 hits. Videodrome, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Goodbye, Mickey Mouse by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Elena Paparizou. In UK The Model / Computer Love by Kraftwerk was in the top 5 hits. Butterfly, directed by Matt Cimber, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. The Legacy by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1982.

1981

The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best seller of 1981.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include K-Maro . In that special week people in US were listening to Rock With You by Michael Jackson. Cruising, directed by William Friedkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Sophie's Choice by William Styron was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include Brahim Asloum. In that special week people in US were listening to Le Freak by Chic. The Warriors, directed by Walter Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Second Generation by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Fabian Caballero. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. The One and Only, directed by Carl Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. The Immigrants by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Kerry Washington. In that special week people in US were listening to Car Wash by Rose Royce. Wizards, directed by Ralph Bakshi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Silke Bodenbender. In that special week people in US were listening to Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) by Diana Ross. Next Stop, Greenwich Village, directed by Paul Mazursky, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Winning Through Intimidation by Robert J. Ringer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Preity Zinta. In UK Streets Of London by Ralph McTell was in the top 5 hits. Report to the Commissioner, directed by Milton Katselas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Supership by Noel Mostert was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ary Abittan. In that special week people in US were listening to You're Sixteen by Ringo Starr. Blazing Saddles, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Salamander by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Portia de Rossi. In UK Long Haired Lover From Liverpool by Little Jimmy Osmond was in the top 5 hits. Steelyard Blues, directed by Alan Myerson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1973.

1972

Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese was one of the best seller of 1972.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Patricia Velásquez. In that special week people in US were listening to Knock Three Times by Dawn. Doctors' Wives, directed by George Schaefer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. God Is An Englishman by R.F. Delderfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Minnie Driver. In that special week people in US were listening to Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas. Start the Revolution Without Me, directed by Bud Yorkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Shivering Sands by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1970.

1969

The Day Kennedy Was Shot by Jim Bishop was one of the best seller of 1969.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Doug Pederson. In that special week people in US were listening to Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) by John Fred & His Playboy Band. Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter, directed by Saul Swimmer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Chad Channing. In UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. The Spy in the Green Hat, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Jorge González (wrestler). In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Ugly Dachshund, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1966.

1965

Gumnaam directed by Raja Nawathe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1965.

1964

The Venetian Affair by Helen MacInnes was one of the best seller of 1964.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Manuela di Centa. In UK The Next Time / Bachelor Boy by Cliff Richard was in the top 5 hits. Ophélia, directed by Claude Chabrol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include Bruce McGuire. In that special week people in US were listening to Peppermint Twist - Part 1 by Joey Dee & the Starliters. Crosstrap, directed by Robert Hartford-Davis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. Captain Newman, M.D. by Leo Calvin Rosten was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1962.

1961

The Waste Makers by Vance Packard was one of the best seller of 1961.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Grant Morrison. In that special week people in US were listening to Running Bear by Johnny Preston. Visit to a Small Planet, directed by Norman Taurog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. This Is My God by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1960.

1959

The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best seller of 1959.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Patti Layne. In UK Great Balls Of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis was in the top 5 hits. A Tale of Two Cities, directed by Ralph Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1958.

1957

Much Ado About Me by Fred Allen was one of the best seller of 1957.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1957.

1956

Famous people born on this day include Johnny Rotten. In UK Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford was in the top 5 hits. Warning from Space, directed by Kôji Shima, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. How To Live 365 Days A Year by John A. Schindler was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Carole Middleton. In UK The Finger Of Suspicion by Dickie Valentine With The Stargazers was in the top 5 hits. Battle Cry, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. The Saturday Evening Post Treasury by Roger Butterfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Charles Jordan. In UK Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert was in the top 5 hits. Beachhead, directed by Stuart Heisler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. Too Late The Phalarope by Alan Paton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1954.

1953

Treasure of the Golden Condor directed by Delmer Daves was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1953.

1952

Colorado Sundown directed by William Witney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1952.

1951

Cause for Alarm! directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1951.

1950

Key to the City directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1950.

1949

Tarzan's Magic Fountain directed by Lee Sholem was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1949.

1948

Albuquerque directed by Ray Enright was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1948.

1947

Angel and the Badman directed by James Edward Grant was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1947.

1945

Roughly Speaking directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1945.

1944

Raiders of the Border directed by John P. McCarthy was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1944.

1943

Flight for Freedom directed by Lothar Mendes was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1943.

1942

Law of the Jungle directed by Jean Yarbrough was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1942.

1941

Western Union directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1941.

1940

Chasing Trouble directed by Howard Bretherton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1940.

1939

Wings of the Navy directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1939.

1938

Of Human Hearts directed by Clarence Brown was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1938.

1937

Stolen Holiday directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1937.

1935

Devil Dogs of the Air directed by Lloyd Bacon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1935.

1933

Hallelujah I'm a Bum directed by Lewis Milestone was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1933.

1931

Millie directed by John Francis Dillon was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1931.

1930

City Girl directed by F.W. Murnau was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1930.

1928

Bare Knees directed by Erle C. Kenton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1928.

1927

When a Man Loves directed by Alan Crosland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1927.

1925

The Salvation Hunters directed by Josef von Sternberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1925.

1923

Der Mann mit der eisernen Maske directed by Max Glass was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1923.

1916

The Right to Live directed by Michele Frantzeskos was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1916.

1915

The Italian directed by Reginald Barker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 31 January 1915.